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Ascot resumes after lockdown – in pictures

Racegoers have returned to Royal Ascot for the first time since the pandemic began. Punters dressed in outlandish hats, summer dresses, smart suits and masks will cheer on the jockeys over the next four days at the Berkshire race course Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Horse racing, Berkshire, Ascot, Coronavirus


Royal Ascot and Black Panthers: Tuesday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Ascot, Black Panthers


G7 leaders in Cornwall – in pictures

G7 leaders have opened their first in-person talks in nearly two years. Welcomed by Boris Johnson to the beachside summit venue in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, the leaders posed for a photograph before opening their first session of talks Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, G7, Carbis Bay Cornwall


G7 security preparations in Cornwall – in pictures

Ahead of the G7 summit starting on Friday, 5,000 mutual aid officers have arrived in the area from police forces across the UK. They will join 1,500 officers and staff from Devon and Cornwall police being deployed at the event.More than 100 police dogs will be working at the summit, though no police horses are due to be there Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, Police, UK News, World news, UK security and counter-terrorism, Cornwall, Devon, G7


Puffin island: a voyage to one of Scotland’s remotest habitats

Murdo MacLeod sailed from Mull over to Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Isles, to photograph the world of the puffin Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, News photography, Puffin, Murdo MacLeod, Lunga, Treshnish Isles


Skin in the frame: black photographers welcome Google initiative

Attempt to tackle racial bias long overdue say practitioners, but it’s not just about the equipmentChristina Ebenezer first started taking photos with a group of friends when she was a 17-year-old student. Even then, she noticed the difference in how her camera captured people of different skin tones.“I didn’t think much about this until I got older and became more experienced in photography. It was when I learned that the early Kodak Vericolor Shirley Cards were based on various white women tha...
Tags: Google, Photography, Technology, Race, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Vanity Fair, equipmentChristina Ebenezer, Kodak Vericolor Shirley Cards, British Vogue British GQ


Influencers say Russia-linked PR agency asked them to disparage Pfizer vaccine

Fazze offered money to YouTubers and bloggers to falsely claim jab was responsible for hundreds of deathsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrench and German YouTubers, bloggers and influencers have been offered money by a supposedly UK-based PR agency with apparent Russian connections to falsely tell their followers the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is responsible for hundreds of deaths.Fazze, which said it was an “influencer marketing platform … connecting bloggers and adver...
Tags: UK, London, Instagram, Youtube, France, Germany, Russia, Social Media, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Marketing & PR, Percy Street, Fazze


UK urged to intervene after another photo of Princess Latifa emerges

Peter Hain says government must demand proper proof of life of Emirati royal after third image appears on Instagram within daysThe UK government has been urged to intervene to find out whether the Emirati royal Princess Latifa has been genuinely freed from house arrest by her father, after a third Instagram photo appeared in as many days showing her in a Dubai shopping mall.The latest photo showed Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, a daughter of the ruler of Dubai, looking at th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Instagram, UK News, World news, Dubai, Peter Hain, Emirati, Latifa, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum


The Kentucky Derby, May Day and a cannabis parade: the weekend’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Football, UK News, World news, Ramadan


Bikers, geese and dancers: Friday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news


A kaleidoscope illusion and a China sandstorm: Tuesday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, UK News, World news


Love in an old climate: posters celebrate the joy of sex in later life

Relate charity hopes intimate shots by Rankin will shatter taboos about physical intimacy among older peopleIt is intended to start a conversation, but a new campaign on the joys of sex and intimacy in later life may also stop the traffic.Five naked, or nearly naked, couples and a woman have been photographed by Rankin, and his images are accompanied by words that challenge stereotypes of sexual desire and activity in later years. The posters will be displayed on billboards across the country fr...
Tags: Photography, Sex, Life and style, Society, UK News, Charities, Older people, Rankin


Footballers and clubs to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse

Professionals and teams from top English leagues will log off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the whole of next weekendThe world of English professional football will unite for an unprecedented four-day boycott of social media next weekend to protest at the continued abuse and racism aimed at players.Clubs in the English Premier League, English Football League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will switch off their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in response to “the ong...
Tags: England, Media, Instagram, Race, Football, Social Media, Sport, UK News, Digital Media, Premier League, Championship, Women's Football, Women's Super League, Twitter Facebook, Facebook Twitter and Instagram


Holy rabbits and a dinosaur at the dentist: Friday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Formula One, Ramadan


Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

Pictures of pubs and haircuts as UK Covid restrictions eased highlight how our digital lives have changedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey have flooded in recent days on to Twitter and Facebook, or been shared in excited texts and WhatsApps: photographs of beaming friends and colleagues, delightedly capturing the moment they could at last down a pub garden pint, or have a haircut, or receive a long-awaited vaccine.As Britain has begun to ease Covid restrictions and...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Media, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Whatsapp, Britain, Digital Media, Coronavirus, UK Covid


World Press Photo 2021 winners – in pictures

We take a look at some of the winning images from the 64th annual photo contest. The overall winner is an image of an embrace given to a resident of a care home in São Paulo by Mads Nissen Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Media, UK News, World news, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Sao Paulo, World Press Photo Contest, Mads Nissen


Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

Social media platform says it was a ‘mistake’ and that harmful terms have been removed in an updateInstagram has apologised for a “mistake” that meant it promoted weight-loss content to users with eating disorders.A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search terms based on their interests, with default prompts including terms such as “yard work”, “home decor” or “sunsets”. But some people with eating disorders found the app was prompting them to search for terms like ...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media


Facebook users to get ‘independent’ appeal hearings against posts

Oversight Board braced for onslaught of cases concerning issues including blasphemy and hate speechFacebook users can now appeal to the company’s quasi-independent Oversight Board to get bad posts removed, the body has announced, in a large expansion of its role just three months after it issued its first findings.From Tuesday, the Board, which is comprised of 20 luminaries from the worlds of law, media and academia that include a former editor of the Guardian and a former prime minister of Denm...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networking, Society, UK News, Denmark, Board, Oversight Board


England begins reopening as Covid lockdown eases – in pictures

Non-essential shops and hairdressers reopened, cafes and restaurants recommenced serving outside and pub beer gardens were open into the night as part of the government’s gradual easing of Covid restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, England, London, Pubs, UK News, Retail industry, Art and design, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Blackpool, Kent, Norwich, York, Coronavirus


Rise of 'granfluencers': viral stars model grandson's punk styles

Marie-Louise and René Glémarec, 86 and 87, caused storm at Paris fashion week in gender-neutral clothesLast month Jane Fonda set the internet ablaze with her Harper’s Bazaar cover in a sequined body-con Ralph Lauren dress, Dolly Parton inspired a cold-shoulder fashion trend with her vaccination video, and Joan Collins’s Instagram has been instructional on how to do lockdown in fabulous style.The latest “granfluencers” are Marie-Louise and René Glémarec, 86 and 87 respectively, who went viral aft...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Instagram, France, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Paris, Dolly Parton, Older people, Ralph Lauren, Jane Fonda, Joan Collins, Marie Louise, Harper 's Bazaar


Mantilla of the Semana Santa – in pictures

In Spain, women traditionally wear mantilla dresses as mourning clothes while they accompany the Virgin during the Holy Week processions. For the second consecutive year, Spain will mark Semana Santa or Holy Week without processions due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, however, churches will remain open and religious rites can be visited Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Religion, Spain, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Easter, Semana Santa, Mantilla


Coming of age in a pandemic: 24 photography exhibition 2021 – in pictures

Eighteen years ago, 24 photographers agreed to document New Year’s Day for 24 years. Each was allocated one hour of the day to record what was going on around them and each moves forward one hour every year. Here is a selection of their work, which will be displayed in Soho Square, London, from 24 March until 16 April at one of the first exhibitions to reopen in the UK after a series of coronavirus lockdowns Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Soho Square London


Finding calm: the Thames at low tide during lockdown – in pictures

Photographer David Levene found himself drawn to water, and the River Thames at low tide, for his second lockdown photo diary.‘I seem to be returning to water again and again as a theme. This surely has something to do with my love of swimming, as exemplified by my previous lockdown diary, but perhaps bodies of water, beaches, rivers that flow to the sea, present to us the very nature of our confinement to an island, putting into sharp focus the essence of being held captive within a place and t...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Rivers, River Thames, David Levene, Coronavirus


Neo-Nazi groups use Instagram to recruit young people, warns Hope Not Hate

Campaigners call platform ‘a fertile recruitment ground’ and say it must take urgent action to protect childrenInstagram has become a hub for young neo-Nazis to recruit young people to far-right groups, a report from an anti-racism group has warned.The recommendations-driven platform and focus on visual media make it ideal for spreading propaganda, Hope Not Hate (HNH) said in its annual State of Hate assessment. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, UK security and counter-terrorism, The far right, Hope Not Hate


Why are male politicians in love with topless vaccine selfies? | Priya Elan

Essential to the vaxxie checklist are an off-the-shoulder shirt, Viking-level chest hair and a twinkle in the eyeAre you man enough for a vaxxie (that’s a vaccination selfie to you and me)? That’s the question some of us are asking after having seen a host of politicians pose shirtless while getting their Covid-19 jabs. Not since Vladimir Putin shared those topless holiday pics, perfecting the butterfly stroke and breaking actual twigs with the simple power of his legs, have there been such stra...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Photography, Greece, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, France, Social Media, Conservatives, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, George Clooney, Morrissey, Coronavirus, Priya Elan


From Ghana to London: James Barnor given major retrospective

Photographer who captured African diaspora will have work displayed in Piccadilly Circus as part of Serpentine showLondon and Accra over three decades – in picturesA Ghanaian-British photographer who captured the African diaspora in 60s London and created black fashion images that inspired a new generation of artists is to have his work displayed on Piccadilly Circus’s big screens as part of a major retrospective.In 1961, James Barnor took an iconic image of the BBC Africa Service reporter Mike ...
Tags: Photography, London, Africa, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Ghana, Accra, Piccadilly, Serpentine Gallery, James Barnor, BBC Africa Service, Mike Eghan


Bringing up baby twins during lockdown - a photo-essay

Photographer Katherine Anne Rose’s twins were six months old and her older son was three when the first lockdown began in March last year. Here she describes life during the pandemic at home in Glasgow with her young familyJoel takes a moment to relax with the boys in the babies’ room. A rare moment of calm as Reed sits on his father’s chest and Aven tries to take a toy from Francis’s hand. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Glasgow, Francis, Reed, Katherine Anne Rose, Aven, Coronavirus


Instagram led users to Covid misinformation amid pandemic – report

Recommendations feature also pushed anti-vaccination and antisemitic material, watchdog saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInstagram’s recommendations were pushing users toward Covid misinformation, anti-vaccination content and antisemitic material during the peak of the pandemic, according to a report from a social media watchdog.The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found that new Instagram accounts were shown substantial quantities of misinformation throug...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, UK News, World news, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Antisemitism, Coronavirus, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH


Women: an exhibition of British press photography

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, the British Press Photographers’ Association has curated a new photographic exhibition, Women, telling the stories and highlighting the achievements of women and girls as recorded through the eyes of its visual storytellers. Organisers Vickie Flores and Isabel Infantes took the decision to include pictures taken by any of the association’s members rather than just focusing on the views of women. ‘One of the aims of the project was to make photographers of ...
Tags: Photography, Women, UK News, World news, News photography, International Women's Day, British Press Photographers ' Association, Vickie Flores, Isabel Infantes


Mardi Gras and motorcycles: Friday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, including Myanmar protesters and a violin-playing doctor Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Myanmar, Mardi Gras



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